International Pain Awareness Month
The month of September has been declared International Pain Awareness Month with it now acknowledged at the recently concluded 70th World Health Assembly. This is a time when various organizations work to raise public awareness of issues in the area of pain and pain management. The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness among health care professionals, individuals and families who are struggling with pain management, the business community, legislators, and the public through mass media, public forums, and other activities so that chronic pain may be: more readily recognized, better understood without the traditional stigma attached, more effectively treated and managed, and acknowledged as a serious public health issue.
As we plan events to acknowledge pain awareness month, a tool kit developed by Partners for Understanding Pain and its partners is available for all health care professionals and advocacy groups to help in this efforts.
Join the American Chronic Pain Association and IAPO on the 'Give a squat 4 pain campaign' to raise funds for education and support programs that will help those living with chronic pain live more fully. The campaign is simple, fun, challenging and... a little painful.
Your involvement will ensure that our message of putting pain on the national health care agenda as an issue that needs immediate attention and educating both health care providers and consumers at all levels of treatment and therapy gets out to the public.
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